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Ngorongoro Crater

#1 of 6 things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area Features Animals
Ngorongoro, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
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Ngorongoro, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

All the expectations were met and even saw a black rhino in the distance on two occasions which is essential to complete the big five. Scenery is amazing and numerous animals within a short game drive which would suit many as Tanzanian 'roads are very...More

Thank alan2303
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was an amazing place to see many different animals. We saw many elephants, 2 rhinos, lions eating their catch, wart hogs, wildebeast, gazelles, flamingoes, jackals, hyena and hippos here. As the animals seem captured by the crater, they also seem abundant. By far the...More

Thank CarolynL6
Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful, huge crater with diverse wildlife. Go early and spend the day. We saw lions, hyena, colorful birds and many hippos. We were lucky enough to see a pair of rare, black rhinos.

Thank mgoldin
Reviewed 2 days ago

We'd heard mixed reviews about Ngorongoro with some saying it's beautiful and others saying it's too commercial with too many vehicles and people. Regardless of vehicles you can't but love Ngorongoro as the crater is an ecosystem bordering on something out of Jurassic Park. We...More

Thank DCMIT1
Reviewed 2 days ago

Amazing place to visit. The wildlife was unbelievable. We recommend this trip to anyone who wants to go on safari.

Thank speedygd65
Reviewed 3 days ago

The crater is a gem that is well worth visiting. The variety and abundance of animal life is probably unparalleled. You can see swamps, plains, forest (and all inhabitants)--all within the crater area. The number of tourist vehicles is a bit alarming however. I would...More

Thank drmrwh
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was one of the most beautiful places! We went in the early morning with Sunny Safaris (our 4th day with them). We saw a black rhino and lion pride try to take down some water buffalo. Behind all the animals were the most exquisite...More

Thank Christina T
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was the last stop on our safari and were were not disappointed. The views are amazing and you can see the big five as well.

Thank jdbernal2016
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Crater which is a nature's wonder on its own played hosts to a great variety of interesting animals and birds. However, it also attracts flocks of tourists and vehicles which rather makes it overly commercialized. My advice is to focus on the Black Rhino...More

Thank Eric L
Reviewed 4 days ago

Most of the animals seen in Serengeti are in the crater, only Giraffes and Leopards are missing, though can be found on the edges of the crater. If you would have only time for place to visit in your trip to see the animals, this...More

Thank swhnld
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14 April 2017|
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Response from Biff5804 | Reviewed this property |
it is but May tends to be very rainy.
29 March 2017|
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Response from Arrowtrekking |
Month by month: the Serengeti wildebeest migration The short rains begin around early November. A little after this, in late November and December, the herds of the wildebeest migration arrive on the short-grass plains of... More